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Sausalido - Pittsburgh
Sausalido - Pittsburgh

Sausalido - Pittsburgh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sausalido.net
  • Phone: (412) 683-4575
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Simpson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Sausalido Catering brings to you a smorgasbord of fresh, gourmet dishes which are sure to be the talk of your corporate lunch or dinner, formal or informal business meeting, family get together, memorable event, holiday party, special occasion, bereavement, or that dinner that you didn"t have time to cook but "mysteriously" found away. Our catering service prides itself on the core principles of the the catering business, Service, Quality, Time, Ingenuity, Flexibility & Value. Sausalido equally focuses on all these segments understanding that these are essential to client satisfaction!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl
  • Public Transit: Throughout the neighborhood
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lots within a block of restaurant as well as on street parking.
A word from Sausalido - Pittsburgh
Sausalido is a intimate and classy B.Y.O.B. bistro and catering company focusing on fresh & seasonal European cuisine. Our culinary team"s passion for fine cuisine is evident by our attention to detail and the combination of fresh flavors that intrigue your pallet. Focusing on fresh ingredients, local produce, value, quality, knowledge, service and the independent identity, we are a premier destination in Pittsburgh's Little Italy, Bloomfield! Whether you are dining in or catering out food to your special event Sausalido prides itself on guest satisfaction and would love for you to come and enjoy the Sausalido experience!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Quaint , neighborhood bistro. The pork chop was exceptional. The pea-leek ravioli were very tasty, however, the snap peas should have been steamed until al dente. A little tough. Raw snap peas ....? Service friendly. Server forgot bread, and coffee. Ravioli was Luke warm. Room for improvement"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and fresh. Large portions. My only regret is that we did not have room for dessert."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good food and good service. I would go back to to this place the pasta was great!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I like Saucelido. We can always count on finding finding something we like on the menu, and the ingredients are fresh and wholesome. The duck is outstanding, and their crab cakes are also very good. On this visit I decided to order two starters instead of an entree - mussels and spinach-quinoa cakes with corn. The mussels were first rate, some of the largest I've ever had; the spinach cakes, all right but bland, could have used more seasoning for oomph though the corn was quite spicy. The portions were so generous that I took home enough for a lunch of each dish. My husband's trout was also bland. Was the chef sparing on seasonings that day?"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our second visit to Sausalido in recent months - we brought a friend for a birthday dinner with her husband. We were all very pleased with everything we ordered and brought along some wonderful wines to enjoy but the service was really lacking and took away from the meal. Dishes not cleared, incorrect descriptions of menu items, and just what seemed like a general confusion by our waiter really detracted from the evening. It was a busy night, and the wait staff has a lot to do including plating salads and desserts. Maybe it is too much to handle? We like the food but I wish the service was better."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Don't get tricked by the fancy name, there is literally nothing fancy about this restaurant. Unfortunately I am not able to say anything positive about this place. The thing that struck me most was the ambiance. It looked very much like a dive bar, nothing was outstanding, dirty or odl tiles allover, most of the tables were small without a table cloth and literally no matter which table you have you are going to be sitting in the aisle, except for the window tables, which are two in total and always occupied. The smell at the place was kind of stale. The service was borderline rude, because we have requested a window table which was available. We had a reservation, but they still didn't want to sit us on the available window table."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Classic dishes, well prepared, generous portions. Service friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Outstanding food. Everything is very fresh and flavorful, plus BYOB makes it an excellent spot for a intimate dinner or for a large group. Pork chop was huge, juicy and served with a very tasty potato side. Sat outside on a beautiful night, and enjoyed the eclectic parade of friendly passer-byers. Ed was a very attentive and well informed server with an great personality!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was in Pittsburgh to visit family, and decided to talk two sisters and their husbands to dinner. I used Google to find the "best BYOBs in Pittsburgh," and Sausalido was high on the list. I was disappointed on almost every front. The appetizers were on the whole good. The smoked gouda with pesto was excellent, as were the meatballs. Three of the six of us had the Tilapia, which everyone praised. My sister had the risotto special of the day, which was average. My other sister and I had the duck breast. The duck itself was OK, but it arrived on a strange bed of corn, potatoes and scallions. They were out of one of the three desserts on the menu, and could only deliver one of the two ordered. Our waiter John did the best he could."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Thanks to Nick and his staff for another enjoyable meal! A great restaurant that always has modern Italian charm and great food!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "One of our favorite local eateries in the burgh. The arugala salad was delicious as was my wife's east coast ceasar. The chefs special fish of the day (trout) was also wonderful."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food is always great as is the service. Love that its a BYOB so they have to focus on the food. They were great at keeping my credit card safe since I forgot it and had to go pick it up the next day. lol"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I ordered the salmon and quinoa, it was very very good. The bean spread that comes with the bread is fantastic. The salad was also very good, great vinaigrette dressing. The noise level was a little too much though. I had a hard time carrying on a conversation and I was eager to leave when we were finished. The service was fair, not bad but not great either. I would definitely recommend Sausolido if you're in the area but I took a special trip to get there, I don't think it was really worth going out of my way for. It was also pretty pricey...the food was worth paying that kind of price for but the atmosphere was not. I think Sausolido could be a much better restaurant if they would invest in the atmosphere and noise control a little more. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Sausalido definitely takes the top spot for best dinner in Bloomfield. It is a small space and can feel crowded, but food is very good and we all had a great time."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Amazing food, great service, server had excellent sense of humor, very baby friendly with an 8-month-old. The portions were huge and everything was just fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was very good, the duck was amazing, crab cakes were really crabby. Appetizers were unique and very good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is my second visit. I had Marlin it was overcooked and dry. Husband had pork chop it was also very dry. chicken seemed to be best meal, one person had strip steak and said it was tough. On the positive side large portions, great presentation. Last visit (last year food much better). We were the only people in the restaurant, it was a Wednesday. Will not go back again."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I had the pork chop on my very first visit to this restaurant years ago and decided to try it again; this time, they paired it with some German potato salad and it was fantastic. My wife usually swears by the salmon, but this time opted for the duck; she was delighted -- tender, moist, succulent. We always enjoy this place."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Service was slow but food was good. Would recommend if you have a lot of time."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was our third time dining here. As always, the food and service was excellent! This is becoming our favorite Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Sausalido is a small neighborhood restaurant with a chef dedicated to seasonally fresh tasty combinations. There is not an item on the menu that isn't spectacular. The flavors are artfully combined to create superb bite after bite. Be sure to try the daily risotto!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Very tiny restaurant, so reservations are a must. BYOB to enjoy with a nice selection of menu items. We shared three appetizers - the brown sugar bacon, smoked gouda, and the mussels - and they were all outstanding. Next, our group sampled a variety of dishes - risotto, pork chop, duck breast, chicken - and they were all delicious. Portions of entrees are very generous, and there were leftovers to take home. Please do not let the comments about the restaurant size and number of tables deter you - it was very cozy and charming. A young couple at the table behind us in the window got engaged - which we all witnessed and the whole place spontaneously broke out in applause! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were celebrating a graduation & had a lovely time. Everything was just excellent!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had the crab cakes and the pan roasted chicken. Both dishes were savory and well prepared with plenty left over. The white bean spread with balsamic vinegar was yummy with our BYOB red wine while waiting for our nice house salad. Try the pear apricot vinaigrette dressing. Service was friendly, helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We always love coming here. The menu, while not overly extensive, is filled with delightful and fresh options that are sure to please everyone. The daily specials are always worthwhile. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This place is awesome! I will definitely go back! Food was fantastic, service was friendly, and cheesecake was spectacular!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "From the minute we walked in, we were treated wonderfully. The server greeted us and she was friendly, knowledgable and charming. We were not rushed, but paced perfectly. The food was truly special. From the quinoa appetizer to the magnificent dessert. It was not crowded, so we felt like we were in our own little food paradise."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our first time in this neighborhood restaurant--it was a lovely spot, great food and lots of it--wow! Friendly but sophisticated. Terrific accoustics, the staff did all they could to make it a positive dining experience. BYOB is always a plus--and those brussel sprouts! They could've been the whole meal. We've found a new favorite place for dinner!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "2nd time I've eaten there and both times the food was excellent. Portions large. Liked that a salad came with the meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have dined at Sausalido several times and have always had a great meal. My friends and I all had something different --the lamb, the risotto, the crab cake, and the pork chop-- and all were excellent. I would definitely recommend Sausalido to everyone.I like the idea that it is BYOB, too."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We eat here often and are never disappointed. The food is varied, interesting and consistently well prepared."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious, but I was a little distracted because the restaurant's layout is small and crowded. The servers were constantly bumping into our table, and truthfully the noise level was too high (likely because the tables were so close together). I would go back for the food for sure, but the crowded noisy atmosphere was not ideal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My husband and I booked a reservation on Open Table. Went to the restaurant and were seated right away. The atmosphere is really quaint. The lighting was perfect, dim and romantic. Food was ridiculously good!! The portions are great, since we both like to eat alot, we were very happy. The only thing that got us was how long it took for soup and my side salad to come out. First the soup came out and then my salad 20 minutes later? But we will definitely be back soon! Overal. this was a great date night for my husband and I. While we were there we could see that there was another room in the back, so I am sure Sausalido would be perfect for smal gatherings or private dinners."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "2 of three apps came out on time, [ brussels sprouts w/ "aged cheddar" and fried quinoa puffs both were OK, though the I question the veracity of the "aged cheddar"] the 3rd app, bacon, was "going to be delayed", yes bacon will take longer than the other apps. server asked if would like our salads while we waited for the bacon. salads were fine. Entrees were below average. pumpkin ravioli in sage shallot honey crisp apple sauce. Pasta tasted fresh, cream sauce was very watery, and the inclusion of fresh granny smith apple slices left us puzzled. tilapia on potato salad came out so hot in the middle I asked if it was microwaved.as it was too hot to eat and the potato salad dressing had broken. when the bacon DID arrive it was very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great service and really tasty food! Everything about this restaurant had personality and left me wishing this could be my go-to spot for a nice meal; alas, I don't live in Pittsburgh. The risotto special and the ravioli proved that pasta is not an afterthought at this restaurant, but we were very taken with the pork chop and the flashfried leeks. Wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food and service at this BYOB restaurant is great. This was our third or fourth dinner there and we were very happy with the experience. Reservations were taken on time in spite of the restaurant being very busy. The other patrons seemed to be enjoying the food as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "An excellent neighborhood restaurant - small dining area, and b.y.o.b. (which I like). The appetizers were unusual and very tasty. I particularly liked the quinoa puffs. The specials were salmon oscar and filet mignon. We ordered one of each only to be told they were out of the filet, so my date settled for the new york strip. The salmon, and crab meat rosotto were amazing. One of my all time favorite dishes and the portion was generous enough that I saved a morsel for my next days lunch. The steak was disappointing, but the sides (twice baked potato with mushrooms and root vegetables) were almost enough to save the dish. Almost. The meat was unevenly cooked and a little tough."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great Service, Phenomenal Filet, Little Chilly In Winter, But Thats Easily remedied"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed our meals at Sausalido. The menu was interesting and made selecting a bit difficult, but we were both very happy with our selections. The gouda cheese appetizer was particularly delicious, as was the bread pudding dessert. The house salad that came with the meal was a bit blah, but that was the only complaint we had with the food. It was a nice and quiet place, with some great background music. Only complaint about the ambience was that it was a bit cold inside. I would highly recommend Sausalido and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I've been going to Sausalido since the first weekend it opened. Have never been disappointed but I didn't expect that the place go up another notch. The winter menu was exceptional. I had the lamb orechietto & it was fantastic. Service was great & the brown sugar bacon sticks as a starter would convert even a vegan."
    Dined on 2/3/2014